Bruce Nichols, Suddenly, at the age of 64 on May 7, 2018 after returning home from his daily long run. Bruce was an economist with the federal government who joined the public service after his graduation with a Bachelor of Commerce and MA in Economics form Carleton University. An avid sportsman and sports fan, he fully enjoyed golf, curling, softball, volleyball and the comradery of the many team mates and friends he made over the years, He was predeceased by his beloved mother Joan (nee Parslow) and brother George. He is survived by his father Richard John (“Jack”) Nichols, brothers John (Karin) and Glen (Tony), nephews Bradley (Amanda),  Richard (Erica), Graeme (Ashley), nieces Lisa (Darren) and Meredith,  grandnephew Griffin and sister-in-law Allison Jamieson.

His cheerful smile, kindness and generosity will be remembered and missed by all.

A private cremation and interment will take place. The family is planning for and will be hosting his many friends, former colleagues, and neighbours to a Celebration of Bruce’s Life in June, details to be finalized shortly.

Please contact Whelan Funeral Home (tel. 613-233-1488 for further details regarding Bruce’s memorial in June.)  Donations in memory to the Ottawa Heart Institute are gratefully acknowledged and messages of sympathy can be sent to

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